Medilytix Bureau:

In pursuance of the announcement made by the Finance Minister in the Budget speech on 1st Feb 2022 about “Four pilot projects for coal gasification and conversion of coal into chemicals required for the industry to be set up to evolve technical and financial viability”, the Ministry of Coal is organising a webinar on 4th March 2022, wherein experts from Industry, Academia, Research organisations and Engineering Consultants along with practitioners and State Government officers and other stakeholders will join policy makers to deliberate the way ahead for effectively implementing the Coal Gasification Mission of Ministry of Coal. About fifty experts from stakeholder organisations will actively participate and interact in the webinar in which Dr. Anil Kumar Jain, Secretary, Ministry of Coal will be the moderator.

The webinar aims at deliberating on the topics such as: Ensuring availability of coal, Economics of operation/ policy assistance,
Marketing of gasification products, Investors perspective: Public and private sector, Development of indigenous technology for gasification
Coal to Blue hydrogen (Coal Gasification + CCUS), India has total reserve of 307 Billion Tonnes of thermal coal and about 80% of coal produced is used in thermal power plants.

Coal is a resource India is well endowed with and intends to use it for purposes other than energy generation in environmentally sustainable manner. With global concerns on climate change and development of renewable energy, diversification of coal for its sustainable use has been identified as the future course for the country. Coal gasification is considered a cleaner option.

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